Tile Hill railway station

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Tile Hill National Rail
Tile Hill Station, geograph-3334671-by-Mike-Faherty.jpg
View from the platform looking west.
Location
Place Tile Hill
Local authority Coventry
Coordinates 52°23′42″N 1°35′49″W / 52.3951°N 1.5970°W / 52.3951; -1.5970Coordinates: 52°23′42″N 1°35′49″W / 52.3951°N 1.5970°W / 52.3951; -1.5970
Grid reference SP275775
Operations
Station code THL
Managed by London Midland
Number of platforms 2
DfT category E
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Increase 0.436 million
2012/13 Increase 0.450 million
2013/14 Increase 0.503 million
2014/15 Increase 0.544 million
2015/16 Increase 0.629 million
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE Transport for West Midlands
Zone 5
History
9 April 1838 Station opens as Allesley Gate
1 September 1863 Station renamed Allesley Lane
1 April 1864 Station renamed Tile Hill
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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Tile Hill from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Tile Hill railway station is situated in the west of Tile Hill, Coventry, in the West Midlands of England.[1] The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by London Midland.

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1850, and was originally known as Allesley Lane, in 1857 it was renamed Allesley Gate, it assumed its current name of Tile Hill in 1864. The station was located at a point where the railway crossed the road on a level crossing. It originally had staggered platforms, with one platform on one side of the level crossing, and the other on the other side.[2] The station was completely rebuilt when the line was electrified in the 1960s in its present more conventional form.[3]

The level crossing adjacent to the station lasted until 2004,[4] when a large bridge was built to carry road traffic over the railway and a footbridge built to connect the station platforms. Level crossings at the Berkswell railway station and the Canley railway station have also been removed to upgrade the line to carry more high speed trains.

In 2009 the railway platform was extended, almost doubling the size. This was also the case for a number of smaller stations on this route.

Historically this has been a busy railway station used by many local and non local residents, however, recently after the sale of the overflow carpark to developers there continues to be substantial parking issues at the station and in and around the neighbouring roads.

Services[edit]

Tile Hill is served by three trains per hour each way Mon-Sat, to Birmingham New Street northbound and to London Euston via Coventry & Northampton southbound. Some services start/terminate at either Coventry or Northampton, particularly during the early morning & late evening. On Sundays, the service is hourly during the morning and every 30 minutes in the afternoon (alternate trains terminate at Coventry during this time).[5]

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
Canley   London Midland
Rugby-Birmingham-Stafford Line
  Berkswell

References[edit]

  1. ^ AA Street by Street. Coventry Rugby (2nd (May 2003) ed.). AA Publishing. p. 36. ISBN 0-7495-3973-9. 
  2. ^ "Tile Hill Station". Warwickshire Railways. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Warwickshirerailways lnwrth713
  4. ^ "THE REBUILDING OF THE RAILWAY CONTINUES WITH A PROGRAMME OF ENGINEERING WORK ON THE WEST COAST MAIN LINE". Network Rail. 25 August 2004. Retrieved 16 September 2016. 
  5. ^ GB eNRT December 2015 Edition, Table 68

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